2024 B+LNZ Generation Next applications are open

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Applications are open for the 2024 B+LNZ Generation Next Programme. B+LNZ encourages you to consider applying for this nationwide personal development programme to upskill and advance your farming career.

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Applications are now open for the 2024 B+LNZ Generation Next Programme. 

If upskilling is on the ‘to do’ list this new year, consider applying for 2024 intake before applications close 16 February 2024. 

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This nationwide, free personal development programme is designed to equip you with the skills essential for advancing your farming career. 

Over three carefully crafted workshops, you'll delve into the essentials of understanding your farm business – from financial basics to effective management strategies. You’ll also learn decision making strategies to help ensure you navigate the challenges of farming with confidence. See what the 2023 programme entailed here

If you're actively engaged in sheep and beef or drystock farming, aged between 18 and 45, and eager to learn and enhance profitability, this programme is tailor-made for you.  

Olivia Weatherburn, B+LNZ's National Programme Manager says:

"On top of growing crucial business skills to boost your farming career, you'll also connect with a network of farmers in your area and become part of the Generation Next Alumni." 

Given the programme's growing popularity, there are limited spots available – only 20 in each of the six locations across the country. Weatherburn advises, "If you're considering applying, don't hesitate!" 

2022 B+LNZ Generation Next Alumni, Lachie McKenzie said: “If you’re thinking of giving it a go – do! You have nothing to lose. Even if you believe you have a sound future business model or succession sorted, there’s will always be something of value to take away in programmes like B+LNZ’s Generation Next.”  

Learn more and apply 

Learn more about the 2024 B+LNZ Generation Next Programme.

Applications close 16 February 2024.